Unexpected Experiences in this Iconic City
See a show, indulge in foods, and enjoy the views
The lights, the shows, the non-stop action. You’ll enjoy every minute of the adventures regardless of where you end up. Take a day to explore it and once you’re done take a taste of the city’s sweetest shops.
The best view of New York City is at the Top of The Rock. Take the elevator up the 67th, 69th, or 70th floors to get the bird’s eye view of the beautiful Manhattan skyline, Central Park, and the Empire State Building. If you’re thinking of having a drink while enjoying these breathtaking panoramic views, stop on the 67th floor and check out Bar SixtyFive in the Rainbow Room. You can enjoy some of the best cocktails mixed by the best mixologists in the city.
Have you ever wanted to sit in the studio audience of some of the most iconic shows in pop culture? That’s possible at the Rock! Make time to catch a live taping of Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, or Late Night with Seth Meyers, and get a glimpse of what happens behind-the-scenes in one of the most iconic buildings in the entertainment world. After you catch the show, stop by The Shop At NBC Studios and grab some souvenirs and official gear. If you can’t make a show but still want to be a part of the action, take The Tour at NBC Studios and experience the most famous studio tour in TV history. While you’re there you can also visit at least 2 of the studios, create your own TV Show, and see the NBC Production gallery.
The Rock Center has a great variety of art such as carvings, mosaics, murals, and sculptures to view and photograph. The famous golden Prometheus is the most photographed sculpture in all of New York City and is located in front of the fountains at the Lower Plaza. In the lobby of NBC Studios, you will see the American Progress mural by Jose Maria Sert. It shows America's strength and intelligence and is a representation of the roles Ralph Waldo Emerson and Abraham Lincoln played in the development of our country.
Address: 45 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10111
The Sweet Side of the City
Doughnut Plant is not the place to visit if you’re looking for a traditional doughnut. The owner is considered the pioneer of the artisan doughnut. Every donut, filling, topping, and glaze is made daily in-house and from-scratch with all natural ingredients. You can taste the freshness from the very first bite. They’ve created and perfected a signature crème brûlée donut along with delectable seasonal flavors and even have non-traditional shaped doughnuts with surprisingly amazing fillings that are never made with eggs or any artificial preservatives.
Address: 220 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
The Little Cupcake Bakeshop boasts of having the best cupcakes in the U.S. Be sure you make time to visit and see if they live up to the hype. Every batch of treats is made daily with locally-sourced ingredients. Some of the favorites are the Brooklyn Blackout Cake (voted the best chocolate cake in America), the “Mott Street” cupcake (their take on tiramisu), and the “Blue Velvet” cake (made with fresh blueberries with homemade cream cheese frosting). In addition to the cakes and cupcakes, you can have some homemade ice cream with flavors created in-house, as well as pies, bars, bundt cakes, cheesecakes, and many more delicious desserts.
Address: 30 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
At first glance, this place may look like your average ice cream shop selling soft serve, but Eggloo puts an Asian twist on every delicious dessert they dish out. Their specialty is the Hong Kong egg waffle cone made with sweet egg batter (Gai Dan Jai). The batter creates a sweet and crispy exterior while the interior is soft like cake. It comes in original, chocolate, or green tea flavors. Once you decide on an ice cream flavor and as many toppings as you can handle, pick your favorite Gai Dan Jai flavor to enjoy one of the most original ice cream cones in town. Or go with your favorite Asian Fusion cookie flavor and create the perfect ice cream sandwich you never knew you needed.
Address: 60 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013